Two division champions to meet in the Georgia Dome
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted during his first season at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Turned in a solid effort as a starting defensive tackle in the Under Armour All-America Game ... a four-star prospect by MaxPrep's Tom Lemming ... three-star defensive lineman by Rivals.com, Scout.com, 247sports.com and ESPNU ... Scout.com ranks Ball as the nation's No. 27 defensive tackle prospect ... Rivals.com rates him at No. 29 among defensive tackles and the No. 28 player in the state of Georgia ... ESPNU considers him the No. 27 defensive tackles, 152nd among players in the Southeast and No. 35 in Georgia ... 247sports.com ranks Ball as the No. 36 defensive tackle and the No. 35 player in Georgia ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region ... Georgia Sports Writers Association AA All-State selection as a senior when he made 73 tackles with 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks, 38 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, including one he returned for a touchdown ... coached by Jeff Shifflett at Pepperell High School ... chose Alabama over Georgia, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Clemson and South Carolina.